I remember when I was young, I always liked building my own Lego models, or exploring how things such as gadgets or spacecraft worked. This love for creating and exploring continued to high school, where I enjoyed learning about science, math, and programming, as well as applying the concepts or skills I had learned in real life. Hence, applying for engineering programs at university was a relatively straightforward decision for me.
I chose to study at HKUST as it is a relatively young yet reputable university, with excellent facilities and a diverse community of students and staff. HKUST’s School of Engineering providesmany diverse and flexible programs, ranging from a variety of majors to interdisciplinary disciplines and from minors to extended majors, allowing me to customize my study path and pursue my own interests. Moreover, not declaring a major in my first year enabled me to gain a better understanding of the various engineering disciplines offered here. After some contemplation and exploration, I decided to major in Aerospace Engineering — a top engineering program with many prospects for academic research — along with an extended major in artificial intelligence.
So far at HKUST, I have encountered many opportunities that have allowed me to open up to new experiences and push myself out of my comfort zone. I took a variety of interesting courses in my first year, ranging from introductory engineering courses to humanities and language courses. I also became a part of the RoboMaster team where I learnt how to design, manufacture and assemble parts for robots. By joining the Engineering Student Ambassador program, I look forward to engaging with the engineering community and working with people from various backgrounds and fields of study.